Geographic Location

The Municipality of Alabat is located in the Province of Quezon in the southern part of Luzon (Region IV-A). It is a municipality located in the center of Alabat Island – the Municipality of Perez in the northwest and Municipality of Quezon in the southeast; Pacific Ocean in the east and Lamon Bay in the west. (Please see Figure 1 for the location.)

Legal Basis of Creation

The Act No. 956 approved and issued on October 23, 1903 legally created the town of Alabat as a municipality of the Province of Quezon of the Republic of the Philippines.

Historical Background of Alabat Island

Alabat, a paradise island in the Pacific, was inhabited by the early family of Caparros because of its excellent fishing grounds, fertility of the soil, wide plains, nearness to a river and safe landing shore. Other immigrants from Gumaca came pouring in upon hearing of the suitability of the place for human habitation. They named the place “CAMAGONG”. Perhaps this name was taken from trees with edible fruits called Camagong or Mabolo which grow abundantly in the Mount Camagong, the highest point in the island.

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